Great overview of the area. Makes me want to seek out the swimholes if they're secluded enough. We hiked Taum Sauk & Mina Sauk Falls Easter weekend 1999 when there was some serious flooding of the nearby creeks. There was a lot of runoff on the mountain throughout the time we were hiking.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe